He added, “It’s going to make a huge difference in people’s lives, and it already has.”
But the risks remain. For the economy to recover fully, Americans need to feel confident that they can shop, travel, entertain, and work again. Regardless of how much money the government pumps into the economy, the rebound could be from the emergence of new variants, the reluctance of some Americans to get vaccinated, and sporadic adherence to social distancing guidelines and other measures in the coming weeks Public Health Faltering A critical mass of Americans are being vaccinated.
“We are very careful about our expectations for the pace” of economic recovery, said Heather Boushey, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. “Part of that is putting confidence in the American people that we contain the virus and that it is safe, and then economic activity will pick up.”
Americans must also be willing to change their habits. With the decline in new infections, coronavirus tests have also decreased. However, public health experts say more tests – not fewer – will be critical to the recovery of the economy. When Mr. Biden ran for office and was sworn in again, he vowed to create a “pandemic test board,” similar to the war production board that President Franklin D. Roosevelt created to help the country out of the Great Depression. Mr Biden described the approach as an “all-out war effort”.
Its coronavirus testing coordinator, Carole Johnson, said the board, made up of officials from various government agencies, met to discuss how to work with the private sector to expand testing capacity and develop plans with $ 10 billion could be spent on the stimulus bill on testing and other mitigation measures.
“We know we need to keep growing in the future,” she said of the nation’s testing capacity.
Mr Biden made great promises in pushing his American bailout plan for swift passage in Congress this month.